Paulin Brothers Jazz Band
The Paulin name is synonymous with traditional jazz in and outside of New Orleans. Doc Paulin is one of the last pioneers still alive that has seen the old style jazz develop from its beginning. Ernest Doc Paulin was born June 22, 1907. Doc Paulin grew up in Wallace, Louisiana in a Creole-French speaking family. He began playing music at the age of seven years old for dances, balls and other events. Like many New Orleans jazz artists, he grew up in a family of musicians. Doc's father placed the French accordion and his uncle, Edgar Peters, a Trombonist led a brass band in which Doc played. Playing in his uncle's band left a lasting impression on him. In the early 1920s, Doc Paulin organized his own band, The Doc Paulin Dixieland Jazz Band. For seven decades, Doc has performed New Orleans Traditional Jazz with vibrant energy, style and musicianship.